Saturday, February 28, 2009

Cutie Bear Kellen

It's been pretty cold and rainy up here on the North coast. But a ray of sunshine came to me yesterday when I got this picture of Kellen sitting amongst his fellow bears. E and I bought this cute little suit for him last time we were there in anticipation of the cold weather there in Nebraska. He looks darling!!!!

The first year E and I were married, I bought him a small brown bear we called "Osito". Osito has been with us all these years (31 to be exact). Our kids all played with him and he's been a member of our family for a long time.

Now we have our own little cutie bear with Kellen. Maybe we could have a tradition that all the grand kids, (I'm thinking positively when I hope for more.) by having a photo of them in that cute little bear suit.

We are so blessed.....

Chirp, Chirp.


Friday, February 27, 2009

Home alone...

My hubby has been gone for a few days and it's kind of lonely. At first I think of all the things I could do; clean the house, watch a "Chick flick", sew my brains out, to name a few, but it hasn't turned out that way. By the time I get home from work, tired and hungry, all I want to do is "veg" in front of the TV. I did make a trip to Eureka to get the rest of the fabric I need for Erin's wedding quilt and shop for FIBER!!!! My doctor said I needed more fiber in my diet. Why is it that all the things you look at that are supposed to be healthy, like wholegrain this and wholegrain that and they don't have any fiber! Why don't they just throw in a handful of bran into everything they make and up the fiber content! So I came away with some crackers that taste like cardboard. Yuck!
Wow! I must be going crazy home alone if I'm Blogging about fiber! Enough of that, already!
On to better things....
The other night the phone rang and when I answered it all I could hear was breathing on the other end. It took me a second, but I finally figured out that Kellen was calling me. "Hi Kellen, how are you?" "breath....breath...breath". Their is nothing better than getting that first call from your sweet little grand baby. He said that he had some new pictures that I would love and he was right!!! I love this picture of him after his bath with those great big eyes!
Tris and Nat have a new kitty. Tristan named him "Bowser". He's really cute and I'm sure he will have a wonderful home with them.

Went to guild last night. It was nice to see everyone and just visit. The owner of "The Fat Quail" in Laytonville was there to show us some of her favorite things from her shop. She also shared a great way to make "Cathedral Window" quilt blocks with no piecing. It took a while to figure it out, but once someone else showed me the trick, I was able to go around to some of the people and help them out. Debbie Bowles, the owner of The Fat Quail was helping people too, but it was slow going, so I helped too.
Well....that's all for now. Can't wait for my sweetie to come home and the weekend!!!
Chirp, Chirp!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Let's go...Mad4Plaid

It's finished!!! Yeah!! Mad4Plaid is published and on it's way to my distributors. I'm really pleased with how it turned out and hope that it will be a hit with all those quilters out there.
I've had a busy week getting things done and also going back to work at my day job at the Dental office. After the doctor being gone for 3 weeks it was weird to have to take myself away from what I love best... and that is quilting.
Another thing I've done is start Erin and Joel's wedding quilt. Erin wanted Purple, Black and Gray and have it based on a math book she has, so we found a great design and I adapted it for her quilt. I have the first block finished and it's going to be great.
Don't have much time this morning so this is going to be a short one.
Hope everyone is doing something creative this week and enjoys life a little!
Chirp, chirp.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Nice time away

We just got back from a quick trip around Northern California. We had been wanting to go somewhere exciting for some time away, but that didn't end up working out. Instead we went to Sacramento to visit our daughter Erin and her new husband, Joel. Because we weren't there for the big event at the courthouse, we took them out to dinner to celebrate. Corin and her boyfriend, Christopher came as did Aunt Maria. We went to a very fancy Sushi place. I can tell what a "country bumpkin" I am because I'm not used to waiting to go out to dinner, much less the hour that we had to wait. I really don't like big cities. Too many people!!!
Anyway after our visit with them we drove through the beautiful Napa valley. It reminded me of Ireland.
Then we headed up the Hwy 1 on the coast to Fort Bragg. The coast was beautiful. It reminded me of some of the Maui Coastline. (Much colder mind you!) It suddenly occured to me that we have some of the most beautiful places on earth right here in our own backyard and why should we spend a bunch of money to fly somewhere to see the same things!! Duh!!!
Mad4Plaid is coming along nicely! I have the top finished and put on zippers so I can quilt it tomorrow on Angie's longarm rental over at All Washed Up. Won't be long......

Kellen is doing great. His Mom and Dad are the ones that are having to adjust to being home with all there is to do with a sweet baby that needs extra care. They are tired most of the time, but then what new parent isn't!!!
Well that's all from the very cold and rainy end of the state.
Chirp at you later,

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Kellen is going home!

What better way to start my blog page than to start with great news.
After nearly 6 months, our little grandson-Kellen gets to go home. He's been in the hospital since his birth on August 9th, 2008. He was born with transposed vessals in his heart.
His Mom and Dad have been great through this whole thing and now get to have their sweet boy
E and I hope to go see them sometime in the spring and again on his first birthday, but for sure in August. We never in our wildest dreams thought we would spend so much time in Nebraska, but we have grown to love it now that our boys and their wives are there, not to mention the extended family.
We would move there in a heartbeat if they could just do something about the heat and the snow. Get on that will you!
Hopefully, I will be able to add to this blog from time to time and share what is going on in my Nest.
I have a new pattern I'm working on that is going to be great. It's another Jellyroll pattern. Here's a Hint: Mad4Plaid.
Chirp at you later!